Verdell Jones Archive

Q & A: Verdell Jones talks pro career, reflects on time at IU

  • Alex Bozich 06/06/2012 3:55 pm  

The highly touted 2012 recruiting class is expected to arrive in Bloomington to join a program many have projected to be the nation’s best next winter. The five 2012 signees will replace an outgoing group who came to IU at ...

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Zeller: “I’m just not ready to grow up yet”

  • Justin Albers 04/26/2012 10:21 pm  

Cody Zeller just isn’t ready to leave Bloomington. Addressing the media for the first time since he announced he would return to Indiana for his sophomore year, Zeller said this year wasn’t the right time for him to make the ...

HD Video: Hulls, Jones, Watford and Zeller after awards celebration

  • Justin Albers 04/26/2012 9:34 pm  

Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Verdell Jones met with the media following Indiana’s awards celebration at Assembly Hall on Thursday night. Jones discussed his rehab and plans for the future and Watford and Zeller discussed their decisions to ...

Verdell Jones III undergoes successful knee surgery

  • Staff 03/30/2012 7:40 pm  

Per a release from Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana senior guard Verdell Jones III underwent successful knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL on Friday. Jones suffered the injury in Indiana’s 75-58 win over Penn State in the Big Ten ...

That’s A Wrap: Verdell Jones III

  • Alex Bozich 03/28/2012 9:53 am  

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2011-2012 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Verdell Jones. Editor’s note: Read our senior day feature on Jones here. Final stats (30 games): 7.5 ppg, 3.2 apg, 2.9 rpg, 41.9% FG, 75.5% FT ...

Notebook: VCU the same team in name only

  • Justin Albers 03/17/2012 11:10 am  

PORTLAND, Ore. — Virginia Commonwealth forward Bradford Burgess was asked Friday to compare this year’s VCU team to the one that made the Final Four last season. “Really, the only similarity is the name on the jersey,” Burgess said. Last ...

Jones can help Hoosiers by teaching Abell

  • Justin Albers 03/14/2012 9:07 am  

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Verdell Jones. After four years of hard work and sacrifice, the senior guard won’t get to play when Indiana opens the NCAA Tournament against New Mexico State on Thursday night. It’s not fair. ...

Jones has torn ACL, out for season

  • Staff 03/09/2012 10:48 am  

According to IU Media Relations, Tom Crean has announced Verdell Jones suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Thursday’s win agains Penn State. Via the release, here’s Crean: “This is heartbreaking news. His contribution to our program over ...

Jones injures knee in Penn State win, status unknown

  • Justin Albers 03/08/2012 6:57 pm  

Verdell Jones has worked for four years to help Indiana get back to the NCAA tournament. Just as the Hoosiers are about to do so, it appears Jones may not be part of it. The Indiana senior went down with ...

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Video: IU senior night speeches

  • Staff 03/05/2012 12:49 am  

Watch the senior night speeches of Kory Barnett, Verdell Jones, Daniel Moore, Tom Pritchard and Matt Roth in the embedded media players below. Tom Crean’s speech is also available. Video provided by IU Athletics on YouTube:

Jones finally feeling rewards of his journey

  • Alex Bozich 03/03/2012 12:24 pm  

No 1,000-point scorer in Indiana University basketball history has been through the highs and lows that Verdell Jones has experienced during his four seasons in Bloomington. From a 6-25 freshman season to a senior campaign in which the Hoosiers own ...

Jones silences critics with second half play

  • Alex Bozich 02/15/2012 10:52 pm  

The question heading into Wednesday night’s game with Northwestern was how Indiana, fresh off a pair of convincing wins, would reintroduce senior Verdell Jones into the rotation. Jones, who left a loss at Michigan back on Feb. 1 with a ...

HD Video: Jones, Oladipo and Zeller on Northwestern win

  • Alex Bozich 02/15/2012 9:45 pm  

Verdell Jones (six points, four assists, three rebounds), Cody Zeller (23 points, seven rebounds, three assists) and Victor Oladipo (12 points, six rebounds and four assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 71-66 win over Northwestern at Assembly Hall on Wednesday. ...

Hoosiers will try to reintegrate Jones against Northwestern

  • Justin Albers 02/15/2012 10:47 am  

When Verdell Jones went down with an injury at Michigan on Feb.1, Tom Crean and the Hoosiers had to find a way to replace him. Victor Oladipo, Jordan Hulls and Remy Abell all had the ball in their hands more ...

Verdell Jones set to return on Wednesday night

  • Alex Bozich 02/14/2012 8:36 pm  

Indiana guard Verdell Jones, who missed the Hoosiers’ past two games after suffering a bruised shoulder in a loss to Michigan on Feb. 1, will return on Wednesday evening when the Hoosiers host Northwestern at Assembly Hall. “He’ll play. This ...

Notebook: Foul trouble limits Zeller’s minutes

  • Ian McCue 01/27/2012 7:33 am  

MADISON, Wis. — One glance at the Wisconsin roster showed few options tall or athletic enough to stop Cody Zeller. But Zeller, who entered Thursday night’s game averaging 15.1 points per game, went scoreless in the first half and finished ...